"...we should pass over all biographies of 'the good and the great,' while we search carefully the slight records of wretches who died in prison, in Bedlam, or upon the gallows."
~Edgar Allan Poe
Friday, September 1, 2017
Weekend Link Dump
This week's Link Dump is sponsored by the Strange Company branch of the League of Laser-Eyed Goblin Cats.
This week in Russian Weird asks: What the hell are these holes in the ground?
What the hell happened to these two 18th century frigates?
Who the hell was this Pharaoh?
Watch out for the Hulders!
The first pet cemetery.
Solving a cosmic whodunit.
I have to say that my first question is, "Why?"
Medieval "spectacular justice." That's one way of putting being hanged, drawn, and quartered.
A recently discovered Viking boat burial.
Cats vs. a butcher shop. Guess who wins.
The Great Texas Hurricane of 1818.
The Human Firecracker Hotel.
Let's talk Mongolian camel coaxing.
Why it's not a good idea to take "The Hound of the Baskervilles" too literally.
Unexpected guests just dropping in are a real pain. Especially when they're cremated.
The Dadaist boxer who may have faked his own death and taken to forging Oscar Wilde. Or writing the novels of B. Traven. Yeah, it's complicated.
A serial killer in Macedonia.
This may be the body of Pliny the Elder. With an impressive jewelry collection.
The "ghost ship" of the American Revolution.
In which we learn that Jeremy Bentham knighted a cat.
The hummingbird whisperer.
The latest entry for the "Pushing back human history" file.
A notorious 18th century murder.
Things we can learn from Christie's.
Why you would not want to be a 19th century barmaid.
Crowdfunding a castle.
The story ends with a woman finding a live leech in her underpants. Consider yourselves warned.
The strange case of New York's 1741 "slave rebellion."
The Amazonian telegraph.
The tomb of "China's Shakespeare."
Hard times for a Georgian merchant.
The phantom battle of Utrecht.
A murderer's deathbed confession.
Oh, just another transvestite hunt for a fake ghost.
The Devil's Bank Holiday.
The teenager who literally wrote the book on Jazz Age etiquette.
The adventures of an Elizabethan tourist.
The secrets of the dodo.
The death of an Argentine martyr.
That's all for this week! See you on Monday, when we'll be looking at, well, a Strange Company sort of military figure. In the meantime, here is the sound of trumpets: